malpighian body


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malpighian body

[malpig′ē·ən]
Etymology: Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician, 1628-1694; AS, bodig, body
1 the renal corpuscle, which includes a glomerulus with Bowman's capsule.
2 also called lymphatic nodule, lymphoid tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.

Malpighian body

or

Malpighian corpuscle

a structure for filtering blood in the vertebrate kidneys that is formed from the BOWMAN'S CAPSULE with its associated GLOMERULUS.

Malpighian

named after Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist.

Malpighian body
lymphoid follicles in the spleen.
Malpighian capsule
Malpighian corpuscle
see renal corpuscle.
Malpighian layer
the stratum basale (basal layer) and the stratum spinosum (prickle-cell layer) of the epidermis considered together.